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Chi vuol godere il mondo

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Chi vuol godere il mondo  
lo lasci come sta.
Di niente mi confondo,
lo prendo come va.
Lo so che una fanciulla
dev'esser di buon cuore,
andar sincera e schietta;
ma ciò non serve a nulla
cogl'uomini oggidì
bisogna esser accorta,
mostrarsi indifferente,
finger la modestina,
fare la gattamorta,
saperli lusingar.
Quand'ero ancor fanciulla
mamma mi diè la scuola,
la voglio seguitar.

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2018-06-03.
Last modified: 2018-08-15 19:26:19
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